2024 Conference

We are delighted to announce the next conference for Shared Narratives: supporting work by performing arts researchers of colour will be taking place online on Thursday 21st of March 2024. 

Shared Narratives is an opportunity for researchers of colour to network and showcase their varied areas of academic interests in a supportive environment. Through interactive online events and presentations, join us in recognising the breadth and quality of performing arts research produced by academics of colour.

Tickets: £10 via the RCS box office website. Students and concessions should email contact@sharednarratives.org for a free ticket.

Shared Narratives Programme 2024

Programme Order

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introductions

10:15 – 11:30 Session 1

  • Natasha Hendry: Strengths and weaknesses of Anti-racist initiatives in music education for Global Majority pupils: A systematic review
  • Jaime Diaz: Towards a sociogenic methodological framework in western classical European music composition research
  • Marie Bashiru: Black British Belonging in English Folk Song Tradition

Chair: Hannah Robbins

11:30 – 11:40 Break

11:40 – 12:55 Session 2

  • Robert Mitchell: The Illusion Of One Hand
  • Srijaa Kundu: Reflections of an Ethnochoreologist in training
  • Catherine Bisset: Placeholder

Chair: Ankna Arockiam

12:55 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 Panel Discussion “Navigating Wellbeing: Addressing Challenges and Interventions for People of Colour in the Performing Arts”

  • Catherine Bissett (Actor / Playwright)
  • Gerrard Martin (Choreographer / Movement Director / Yoga Practitioner / Co founder Black Artists in Dance (BAiD))
  • Sital Panesar (Founder of MusicaTherapy / Psychotherapist)
  • Roger Wilson (Director of Operations, Black Lives in Music)

14:30 – 14:40 Break

14:40 – 16:00 Session 3

  • Keith Corprew: Mending Severed Webs: Discovery and Recovery of Self through Improvisation in Senegal, Africa
  • Sebanti Chatterjee: Degrees of Sacred and Cosmopolitan Belonging
  • Alaba Ilesanmi: Echoes of the Past in the Present: Fela’s (Re)Incarnations in the #EndSARS 2020 Protest

Chair: Uchenna Ngwe

16:00 – 16:15 Close